Cover Story: Wiring the nation

Competition in the business broadband sector is heating up, as customers now expect high speed connections and plenty of additional services, writes Dick O'Brien.

6th July, 2013
Eircom has been the most recent to make a big marketing push about its fibre services, but plenty of other operators have skin in the fibre game, whether through their own infrastructure, or through wholesale services.

There was once a time when access was one of the key issues in the Irish broadband marketplace. Over the past number of years, the market has matured significantly and, these days, customer priorities in most areas tend to be quite different.

They're looking for a higher and higher quality of service. They want value for money, particularly in bundled packages that include voice, data and, in some cases, mobile. And many customers are now...

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